From: Ottawa & National Research Council
Things I do: dance, swing dance, electronic & instrumentation design, dream, scurry about like a racoon
How to identify me: does not wear pants, dances, looks a bit like the picture which actually is me, giggles. Otherwise, looks a lot like a guy nearing retirement, but might actually be teen-age girl in disguise
KG role: TROLL!!!
Pronouns: your choice, be playful, surprise me, avoid “it”.
Hi My name is Christina (AKA Yag Mom, AKA Yagermistress, AKA Coffee Maiden). The moment I stepped on this land in 2009 I was part of the community. Started dedicating my time volunteering at the knoll in 2010. You will most likely find me buzzing around the Yag area. With a knack for organizing all the things, I tend to look for clutter and then attack it!
This community means the world to me and working the Yag enables me to see the joy in faces as the pass by, knowing that I contributed.
I heard about KG 6 years ago through the grapevine and decided to give it a shot. I fell in love with the whole thing and now plan my summer around attending. This will be my second year as staff. If you’re looking for me during fest, there’s a chance you’ll find me either in the back of the YAG, cooking some tasty food, bopping around RK in general or, if it’s evening, around the fire at the main pit with a tasty adult beverage in hand. When it’s not fest, I’m usually around for work weekends, making RK a better place, or getting it ready for one of the many festivals and events it hosts during the year. If you see me around and care to have a chat about food, cooking, cooking food or food cooking utensils, I’d be more than happy to oblige. I also am able to supply unlimited hugs, free of charge to anyone.
My First KG was back in the day when I had a full head of hair, and the event was a much more “mini” affair These days I can be found wandering around the knoll at dawn’o clock and am know as Morning Monkey, part of KG’s flying monkeys. I’m also a father of a mini monkey and can also be seen chasing after her
So if you’re an early bird please wave me down to say “hi” as I love to company in the morning, or if you want to join my mini monkey and I for play date.
Look forward to seeing everyone soon.
Lord Farro (The Josh’s)
I am Lord Joshua Ash Wright-Farro (yes I actually have a Lord status) aka 1/2 The Josh’s aka Josh Prime aka Ash aka Lord Farro aka Josh aka Hun?!?!? I am one of the Yagermeister Cooks. Married just over a year (sorry ladies!) to My beautiful Heather. Together we have a Hoard of beautiful girls we have/are raising. I am also one of the firemongers and love to play with fire in my spare time. During my muggle time I’m in the Fire Alarm and life safety industry. Oh can’t for get I’m equally a Star Wars/Trek fan lol!
Matriarch of Lodestar Hearth, I am a dedicated Gythia to the Heathen traditions. Having performed numerous rituals on the land of Raven’s Knoll, I have also organized and hosted Well & Tree Gathering for the past decade. Providing for, and facilitating, spiritual experiences for the folk is a privilege…while working within my own realm of self-evolution.
At Kaleidoscope Gathering, you’ll find me welcoming you home, at Registration, and as a Pet Medic to your floofs (or flooflesses).
In my free time, you’ll find me drinking copious amounts of coffee, rescuing guinea pigs, looking up at the Cosmos, and playing with dragons.
Kadri runs on caffeine, dinosaurs, science and cuss words. She helps at Raven’s Knoll as MA’s Mini-Me and RK’s pet medic. She is currently finishing a degree in biology & neuroscience, and would love to chat with you about nerdy stuff in her down time. In the Muggle world, she teaches fun facts about animals to small humans. If you can’t find her on site, she’s probably off looking for turtles crossing the roads. If you happen to spot the elusive inflatable T-Rex on the grounds, it’s also probably her. Pronouns: she/her.
GingerBear (He/Him/That Red Bearded SOB) is 42, Married, Father of 4 (18,16,7,2). Originally from Cape Breton NS. Veteran of the RCN. He has been on the Medic team since 2018, Specializes in MH, holds certificates in EMR, RCE/ADR, ASIST, MHFA, Hazardous spill response, First Aid Instructor, and is a trained Community Services Worker (CSW).
When not at RK events he spends his time doing sneaky behind the scenes kind works, counselling, working out some pretty aggressive conspiracy theories about children’s tv shows (youngest is 2 … LOTS OF PAW PATROL!) Beekeeping, kayaking, hunting, overlanding and MacGyvering
A damned fine cook loves to feed people and make mead. Never too far from coffee, and will snarl at you several times a day to hydrate (its best not to argue, he was a marksman, and thrown weapons champion)
Though he looks like he might eat your very soul (He is a ginger after all), he is very approachable and quite friendly.
My first KG was 2011. I fell in love with the community on day two. The people inspired me to create PrimalForged-For The Primal In You/Pagan Spirit Wear. To thank my community i created Primordial Fire which is an evening event held each year the night before KG.
I have been given many wonderful opportunities over the years, which begins with helping assist vendors as Vendor Coordinator as well as joining our Security Team as a Flying Monkey.
I am a Fire Fighters wife to TomyHawK. A mother of two young men and a lover of nature and all fur babies. Your likely to find me in the Marketplace or up at The Forge.
Pegacorn They/Them: MKA, Kara Turgeon
Come. Gather and hear the tale of the one the wind whispers… Kára!
Focus! Taste with your ears! Listen with your eyes! Healer! Yeeessss… Bearer of the booboo box and bander of aids!!! But wary you should be of the advice. For it is of the true-true and should not be idled upon!!!
Kára! The hydra of hydration! aka Pegacorn is a medic/monkey extraordinaire, in the outside world they are a nurse that is fiercely compassionate towards the underprivileged and vulnerable population of Ottawa. This compassion and caring seamlessly translates to the festers and staff at RK.
Should you encounter Pegacorn in the wilds, greet them with a smile, for they are friendly and may even chat. If they’re moving quickly, then they are responding to either medical or security concerns.
One could not hope to be in better hands should you encounter Pegacorn in a professional capacity at RK… But, if you are truly lucky, for your first encounter, they will pop into your peripheral vision in the late hours around the fire pit, leaving you with a bewildered “WHAT WAS THAT!?” before you toddle off to your tent, from the mere glimpse of a whimsical outfit from their extensive collection of onesies.